Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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The Crater Fossil Site

This site is situated near Carnarvon National Park, central Queensland. These fossils are found in deposits in the Arcadia Formation that dates to the Triassic, about 230 Ma. These deposits are a thick sequence of sandstones and mudstones. Many parts of the deposits have weathered to form soil, the remaining rocks are found in brightly coloured layers of red, dark brown, orange and purple. Most of the fossils found here are small, worn fragments, many being found in the coprolites of large predators.

Sources & Further reading

Long, John A, 1998, Dinosaurs of Australia and New Zealand, University of New South Wales Press.

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